Michael Young

Discovery Lecturer outlines circadian rhythm research

As a child growing up in Miami, Michael Young, PhD, marveled at the “four o’clock flowers” in his neighbor’s yard. What caused its blossoms to shrivel against the day-time heat, and open four hours later when the sun set?

Nobel laureate Young to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Michael Young, PhD, a winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his ground-breaking studies of circadian rhythms, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in room 208 Light Hall.

VUMC resident Arissa Young went to Stockholm to see her father accept a Nobel prize. Here’s her account of that whirlwind weekend.

“I’m filled with pride. My sister and mother and I don’t need a medal to tell us Dad’s a genius. We’re just very proud that he’s being honored the way we always knew he deserved to be.”